Sorry this is so long, but I think there are some interesting questions to look at. I'm Earthmagick's husband. I have a B.A. in Social Science
and have worked in the behavioral field for over 10 years. I have some limited experience of primate behavior from my studies, and there are things
in this clip that my wife and I have discussed, that we see that could be credible. We're not sure if this is real or a hoax, but we did come up
with some interesting things from Dulcimer's Zip File. We found our best results using Windows XP's filmstrip program in My Photos. Thanks
First, I don't know where in Sonoma County this was filmed, but there are some very remote areas, remember it borders Mendocino county on the North
where there have been many bigfoot sightings. There would be plenty of game in the area, from deer to wild pigs, on the larger end of the prey scale,
assuming they eat meat.
Second, primates tend to be social animals and are very curious by nature, so the fact that bigfoots are elusive does not also count out their
curiosity of humans. In fact many previous sightings have been where bigfoots are in fringe areas around logging operations and so forth.
Third, after downloading Dulcimer's Zip File on page 5 of this thread, we looked through them frame by frame. Starting on Frame 162, the "A"
bigfoot is already moving right to left. There you will notice the "C" bigfoot in the top left corner. Move through the succeeding frames and you
will see it moving left to right and toward "A". It looks as if "A" and "C" are separated by a large bush or brush pile (nest?) As they appear
to be moving toward each other, note other shapes moving in between them, they appear as grey blobs and are very indistinct, but they do seem to move
nonetheless. Watch the images move from frame to frame, click back and forth a few times between frames and you'll spot the movements. Could it be
that they are youths and the older ones (A & C) are moving in to protect them? Earthmagick and I, possibly see up to 4 more figures. Besides A & C
moving, there appear to be two in the back of "C" and two in front (youths) of the brush pile between A & C. As I said before, apes are social
animals. These appear between frame 162-184. Frame 175 seems to be the best if you look at it back and forth with the other frames around it.
Fourth, as in the Patty film, the physiology of the A bigfoot seems to move similarly. I have hiked in similar hills and would find it very
difficult to move at those speeds, in the original film, on very uneven ground, in a monkey costume. Also, frame 372 shows the left arm back, while
the right leg is forward, and the body angle is forward and twisted. I cannot do this movement personally with the arm at that angle because the
shoulder binds me, and I am very athletic. This is also similar to the movements made by the bigfoot in the Patty film, that the Dr. of Physiology in
the TLC documentary on the Patty film, said cannot be reproduced by humans.
Fifth, my wife and I noticed, as we continued through the frames, something about the strange bump on the arm that many think is a broken elbow.
Could it be a youth on the back of the A bigfoot? If you watch frames 402-411, the bump, which also appears in the frames around frame 372 in the
previous stride, seems to move away from the body, like it is a separate entity riding on its back. There have been suggestions that the female in
the Patty film is also carrying youths as she makes her escape. www.beckjord.com...
Sixth, some people have suggested that the bigfoot acts abnormally. However, I see it's actions to be consistent with primate behavior, in my
opinion. It wouldn't necessarily turn and run directly away from a human, but instead would probably prefer a sideways exit from danger, where it
could keep and eye on you as well. Kind of like when you encounter a bear, you're not supposed to turn your back as the bear will see it as a
fleeing behavior and chase you, you're supposed to move sideways away from it keeping your eyes toward it.
Just some food for thought, very interesting film clip. Thanks again Dulcimer! And sorry again for this being so long. I've just read all 5 pages
with my wife and wanted to comment. Thanks.